I must thank the sainted Olafur Arnalds for the heads up on this extraordinary young Icelandic chap, Ásgeir Trausti. At a scandalously young 20 years he sings with the qualities of Justin Vernon and Jeff Buckley. The live version below is a special thing but a more regular version is available via Soundcloud.
A debut album isdue in September, but as I write I have no idea how to get hold of it (all info very welcome!). There are a couple of other YouTube pieces, a live acoustic ensemble singing Sumargestur (I think) and what I believe may be the track Leyndarmal from the forth coming album (but I may be hideously wrong).
Anyhoo a talented young fella-my-lad he is, how is it that a bijou sized country like Iceland can produce such outstanding musicians? Must be the dark winter nights….